Pump Min Woo’s Main Mission – PGA of Australia
The 23-year-old is a showman who produces jaw-dropping golf when his game kicks in.
He showed the world what he can do by winning the Scottish Open last year and shooting a front nine 30 in the final round of the Masters in April, and in order to replicate those performances he is under the spotlight this week.
“I think my problem is to make every tournament a tournament,” said the world number 64.
“I think I have to put myself forward (this week) like the Masters. There are so many people and I want to do well for my team and for them.
“I would like to enter this tournament as a very big myself. I’m not used to PGA Tour tournaments and I play them and especially this one, the US Open, it’s another major This is my first US Open, I would really like to start like I did at the Masters and continue like that.
Lee has been gripped by a major fever over the past two weeks thanks to big sister Minjee’s record-breaking triumph at the US Women’s Open at Pine Needles, and the siblings are chasing a slice of history.
No brother-sister golfing duo has ever won a major, but the Lees have come a long way.
They have both won the Vic Open and the US Junior Championship, and to add the US Open to their illustrious list, the younger brother is looking to incorporate one of his sister’s best characteristics.
“I like the way she behaves on the course and I have to do something like that,” Lee said.
“I’m quite an emotional player, so if I feel good about myself, the game is fun. But when it’s a little off, I tend to get emotional and it affects my game a little more than when she’s down.
“You’re going to miss a fairway, you’re going to miss a green. It’s going to be firmer than it is now and it’s going to be faster.
“The rough is likely to thicken, so you just have to go into the tournament knowing it’s going to be tough and mistakes are going to happen.
“Take your opportunities when you can, but don’t get too worked up about it. This is golf and this is the US Open.
“So I think the person who forgets (mistakes) the fastest could win.”